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Radeon Software for Linux 19.20 Brings RHEL 8.0 Support

1 hodina 28 min zpět
Quietly released last week was Radeon Software for Linux 19.20, the latest quarterly update to AMD's packaged Linux driver that consists of their AMDGPU-PRO binary driver option as well as the AMDGPU-Open packaged components using a snapshot of Mesa...

DragonFlyBSD 5.6 Released With VM System, HAMMER2 In Good Shape

6 hodin 18 min zpět
DragonFlyBSD 5.6 is now available as the latest major update to this popular BSD operating system...

AMD Posts 459 Linux Kernel Patches Providing Navi Support - 412k+ Lines Of Code

17. Červen 2019 - 21:03
As we've been expecting, AMD's open-source developers today posted their set of patches enabling Navi (10) support within their AMDGPU DRM kernel driver. Bringing up the Navi support in kernel-space are 459 patches amounting to more than four-hundred thousand lines of code, not counting the work done to LLVM as part of their shader compiler back-end or the yet-to-be-published OpenGL/Vulkan driver patches...

CentOS 8.0 Is Looking Like It's Still Some Weeks Out

17. Červen 2019 - 20:10
For those eager to see CentOS 8.0 as the community open-source rebuild of Red Hat Enterprise Linux 8.0, progress is being made but it looks like the release is still some weeks out...

Debian's Apt 1.9 Moves To Experimental, Coming To Ubuntu 19.10

17. Červen 2019 - 19:51
Debian's Apt packaging system was tagged today as 1.9.0 experimental and is already in the process of being added to Ubuntu 19.10. Apt 1.9 is working towards the eventual Apt 2.0 release...

NVIDIA Delivering CUDA To Linux On Arm For HPC/Servers

17. Červen 2019 - 18:40
NVIDIA announced this morning for ISC 2019 that they are bringing CUDA to Arm beyond their work already for supporting GPU computing with lower-power Tegra SoCs...

A Quick Look At The Debian 10.0 Buster vs. Debian 9.9 Performance

17. Červen 2019 - 17:00
With Debian 10 "Buster" due to be releasing in early July, I've begun testing the near-final Buster images on various systems. Here is a look at a common Intel Core i7 system comparing the current performance of Debian 10.0 to the current stable 9.9 release...

Linux 5.3 Could Finally See FSGSBASE - Performance Improvements Back To Ivybridge

17. Červen 2019 - 13:18
The FSGSBASE instruction set has been present on Intel processors going back to Ivy Bridge processors and while there have been Linux kernel patches for this feature going on for years, it looks like with the Linux 5.3 kernel cycle is this support for merging. Making us eager for this support is the prospect of better performance, especially for context switching workloads that already have been suffering as a result of recent CPU mitigations...

The State Of RISC-V For Debian 10 "Buster"

17. Červen 2019 - 12:44
Debian's RISC-V support has been coming together but how's the state of affairs for the imminent Debian 10.0 "Buster" release?..

Developers Devising Plan To Ship Newer NVIDIA Drivers On Ubuntu Stable Releases

17. Červen 2019 - 12:20
Currently NVIDIA's packaged drivers on Ubuntu can get a bit stale on Ubuntu stable releases since they aren't updated in-step with the latest driver releases. But a new stable release update (SRU) policy/exception similar to the Firefox approach is being made for Ubuntu so that new releases will end up working their way into currently supported Ubuntu series...

Arm Developer Provides More Glibc Optimizations - Memem & Strstr

17. Červen 2019 - 12:11
Arm's Wilco Dijkstra landed some more optimizations this past week in the Glibc development code for the upcoming GNU C Library 2.30 release...

NetworkManager Now Supports Making OVS DPDK Interfaces, Other Work For 1.20

17. Červen 2019 - 11:54
NetworkManager 1.19.4 is the newest snapshot of this widely used Linux networking library on its road to version 1.20...

Linux 5.2-rc5 Released As The End Of The Cycle Is A Few Weeks Away

16. Červen 2019 - 20:46
With Linux 5.2-rc5 providing no upsets and the release candidate smaller than the one last week, things are looking good for seeing the stable Linux 5.2 kernel release happen in early July...

EndeavourOS Is Hoping To Be The Successor To Antergos - Convenient To Use Arch Linux

16. Červen 2019 - 14:33
Details are light up to this point but in fifteen days EndeavourOS will be announced as a new Arch-based Linux distribution aiming to continue where Antergos Linux left off...

Clang-Scan-Deps Lands In Clang 9.0 For Much Faster Dependency Scanning

16. Červen 2019 - 14:27
Landing this week in the LLVM Clang 9.0 development code-base is the new clang-scan-deps tool for much faster scanning of files for dependencies compared to the traditional pre-processor based approach...

GCC 10 Lands Support For Targeting TI's 32-bit PRU Processor

16. Červen 2019 - 13:19
New to the GCC 10 compiler code-base this week is a port for the Texas Instruments Programmable Real-Time Unit (PRU) processor found on various boards, including the likes of the BeagleBone Arm SBCs...

OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 Released With AMD Zen Optimized Option, Toolchain Updates

16. Červen 2019 - 13:04
The long-awaited OpenMandriva Lx 4.0 distribution update has set sail this weekend...

KDE Frameworks 5.60 Bringing More Baloo Optimizations

16. Červen 2019 - 12:39
Making KDE's Baloo file indexing/searching framework really efficient appears to be a never-ending task. Baloo is already much less bloated recently than it's been hungry for resources in the past and with KDE Frameworks 5.60 will be slightly more fit...

100+ Benchmarks Between Clear Linux vs. Arch-Based Manjaro Linux - Summer 2019 Tests

15. Červen 2019 - 23:56
For those wondering how Intel's performance-optimized Clear Linux is comparing to the Arch-based Manjaro Linux distribution, here are a number of benchmarks on the same Intel Core i7 8700K in seeing how these rolling-release distros are competing for summer 2019...

DXVK 1.2.2 Brings Minor CPU Overhead Optimizations, Game Fixes

15. Červen 2019 - 13:15
In time for those planning to spend some time this weekend gaming, DXVK lead developer Philip Rebohle announced the release of DXVK 1.2.2 that will hopefully soon be integrated as part of a Proton update for Steam Play but right now can be built from source...